Multiple exposures: four years of organized chaos

Creating a multiple exposure is a process in which several photos are taken and superimposed on each other to create one image. The light exposure is typically the same, but the position of the subject or subjects, changes. My experience at this newspaper ... Continue Reading →

CNN swaps credibility for ratings

A plane carrying 239 people has been missing for 44 days. If one were to only watch CNN, one would believe that was the only worldwide event to occur during the past 44 days.  Of course, the world is waiting to find out how this tragedy happened. We ... Continue Reading →
Molly Hill, 16, of Carbondale, competes in a pole bending competition during the Illinois High School Rodeo Association’s Tri-State Rodeo March 30 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Hill took seventh place in the pole bending competition. She has competed in rodeo since she was 12 years old.

Home-schooled high schooler ropes, rides

Click here to view the full gallery While other high school students get on the bus for school, Molly Hill scoops horse feed. Hill, 16, of Carbondale, said in a typical day her four horses eat breakfast before she does. She then works on her online schoolwork ... Continue Reading →

Walking on the beating path

Nichole Galloway, respiratory care office coordinator, left, and Rachel Jarvis, exercise physiologist, walk laps Wednesday around Memorial Hospital of Carbondale during their lunch break. The two said they try to walk several laps of the heart path — ... Continue Reading →
Libby Liston, a junior from Hillsboro, Mo., studying animal science, listens to her Intro to Riding instructor Stephanie Speiser, a senior lecturer in animal science food and nutrition Monday at the Equine Center. The class was able to ride outside for the first time after spending the first half of the semester in the indoor arena. Brittany Cain, a senior from Chicago studying equine science and teaching assistant for the class, said students learn basic skills from grooming to walking and turning the horses in the class.

Saddles and sunshine

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Overcrowded classrooms hurt everyone

The public’s rightful concern for protecting special education students clouded the similar intentions of the Illinois State Board of Education in the board’s attempt to drop a long-standing rule regarding class ratios. The board was set to vote Jan. ... Continue Reading →
Paul Jacobs, Grammy award-winning organist and chair of the Julliard School organ department, plays the Marianne Webb pipe organ at Shryock Auditorium Friday during the recital in Webb’s memory.

Organist, professor honored by community

There was no sheet music on the stand. His hands and feet played Bach, Shuman and Mozart, among others, from memory. Paul Jacobs’ organ repertoire was the reason Marianne Webb made a point in her will he would be the one to play her memorial recital. ... Continue Reading →

Ten signs you are graduating in May

1. You spent a lot of your winter break answering the question “what’s next?” And you pretty much gave a different answer each time. Grad school is a good go-to answer, even if you have not filled out a single application. 2. Thinking about what ... Continue Reading →

Mayor gives state of city B+

Increased sales tax, bike path, downtown redevelopment topics in address Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler reiterated his proposal for an increased sales tax in the city at the annual State of the City Address Tuesday. Fritzler said the city is $200,000 ... Continue Reading →

City Council seeks property tax increase

Carbondale property taxes could increase if the City Council approves a proposed tax levy ordinance at the Dec. 17 meeting. The City Council approved a 10.57 percent increase in the property tax levy Tuesday with only Mayor Joel Fritzler and Councilwoman ... Continue Reading →

Liquor commission reviews first quarter report

The continued increase in the number of violatoins by three area bars has the Carbondale Liquor Control Commission concerned. A quartlery report tracks all liquor license citations from July 1 to Sept. 30. Three Carbondale bars had nearly 40 violations ... Continue Reading →
The Beazer location on N. Marion Street in Carbondale has been locked up since an environmental cleanup in 2003. The Carbondale City Council is considering a special-use permit to build a solar farm on the location.

Community groups dispute city’s solar farm proposal

  Residents of northeast Carbondale say they do not have enough information about a project the city wants to put in their backyard. The land in question is the site of the former Koppers Wood Treatment facility, where the U.S. Environmental Protection ... Continue Reading →

City Council grants Ameren permanent land easement

In the 1970s when the City of Carbondale was constructing Cedar Lake, city officials granted Ameren Illinois Company, then Central Illinois Power Company, a land easement to run transmission lines over the lake. At the time, though, a formal easement ... Continue Reading →

Comptroller introduces financial information database

Illinois taxpayers now have one place they can go to see how tax dollars are spent by counties and municipalities in the state. In the last stop of a three-day, seven-city statewide tour, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka explained her office’s ... Continue Reading →
Randy Osborn, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club in Carbondale, left, and Diane Daugherty, smash a disqualified pumpkin racer Saturday with the Mallet O’ Justice. Pumpkins that did not abide by the rules were smashed before they could race at the first-ever Carbondale Pumpkin Race.

Start your pumpkins

A 120-pound pumpkin painted red and decorated with “Toy Story” characters hurtled down Mill Street Saturday, slowing only when it bounced off a makeshift wall. When the pumpkin on wheels got back on track, it pushed a pumpkin about a third of its ... Continue Reading →
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